For even the most hardened Ace Attorney fans, the long-awaited, upcoming release of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a major event. Traveling west for the first time since its initial Japanese release on Nintendo 3DS, the new title will fill what has been, for some years, a gaping chasm in the legacy of the mystery-solving series.
Capcom has released a lengthy trailer for the new release, which offers an overview of the story, setting, and gameplay. Budding sleuths will find themselves poking around crime scenes for important clues, before taking the stand against a gallery of witnesses and suspects, pushing for the pertinent info required to obtain a confession or, at the very least, a conviction. The era may be very different, but any Phoenix Wright fan will find themselves right at home in the shoes of his historical ancestor, Ryunosuke Naruhodo.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles compiles two releases — 2015’s The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and 2017’s The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve. The new release will include all of the previously released content from both titles, alongside updated visuals, dual-language audio, and an in-game gallery packed full of artwork, trailers, and other marketing materials. It’s admittedly been a very, very long wait, but there’s just a single month left before fans can finally step back in time. I take it there are no objections?
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles launches July 29 on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.